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This podcast focuses on the Maternal Mental Health struggles related to becoming pregnant, being pregnant, birth and early parenthood. We talk about all of the stuff that you wish someone would have told you BEFORE you tried to be pregnant or have a baby. Postpartum depression is only part of the story.

The goal of this podcast to put all of this info out in the open. There’s no need to hide these very human experiences…so many people deal with these struggles. So, the podcast provides real life stories of moms, dads and family AND we will talk with experts, leaders and advocates in the field of maternal mental health and maternal health. You deserve to be informed!!!!

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Apr 23, 2018

Dr. Raja discusses the importance of multidisiplinary approaches to health and wellbeing in pregnancy and postpartum. He shares his rich and global perspective on how care providers can work together across roles to make sure that perinatal mothers are receiving the care they need.

Here are some of the topics we touch on:

*OB's are one part of the care team for pregnant mothers

*There might be different care pathways in different countries but if we are working together as a care team, we can "join the dots"

*How the World Health Organization defines health: physical mental and social well-being.

*Keep mothers and families in the heart of everything. "If you listen to the mothers and the families, you can never go wrong"

*Discussing Maternal Death and thoughts on prevention

*Identify and understand your role in the care of women, which includes making appropriate referrals and following up to make sure she gets support.

*Acknowledge your limitations as a provider and offer to find out more.

* The International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy: Open access information resource to discuss and learn about different aspects of wellbeing in pregnancy, to understand different practices in different parts of the world.

Dr. Raja Gangopadhyay is a Consultant Obstetrician from the UK with a special interest in Perinatal Mental Health and the Founder of International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy."

Connect here:

International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy (IFWIP): http://www.ifwip.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raja.gangopadhyay 

IFWIP FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ifwip/

Twitter: @RajaGangopadhy3 and @ifwip1

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raja-gangopadhyay-b0816875/

Links to the information that Dr. Raja discussed:

Global scenario: http://www.who.int/mental_health/maternal-child/maternal_mental_health/en/

Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (UK & Ireland): https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/reports

Red Flag symptoms: Pg 3 of

 https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/downloads/files/mbrrace-uk/reports/MBRRACE-UK%20Maternal%20Report%202015%20-%20Lay%20Summary.pdf

IFWIP Resource page: https://www.ifwip.org/resources/

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